Ransomware’s torment: shattering minds and bodies of security professionals

January 19, 2024
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TLDR: Ransomware attacks are causing serious mental and physical trauma to security professionals, according to a study conducted by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). The research uncovered stories of security workers suffering heart attacks and hospitalizations as a result of the stress of dealing with ransomware attacks. The study also found that the psychological impact of ransomware attacks extends beyond the immediate incident, affecting an individual’s wider professional and personal life. The report highlights the need for greater recognition and support for the mental health toll of dealing with these attacks.

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